Salungguhit: Who won?

At first glance, the Supreme Court decision upholding the revocation of the Stock Distribution Plan at Hacienda Luisita, in lieu of land distribution, then calling for a referendum to make the farm workers decide whether they would retain their “shares” or opt to get land appears to be a balancing act. But in the end, it is the Cojuangco-Aquino clan who won because they would surely manipulate the referendum to retain control over the hacienda.

by Flon Faurillo

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